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Learning to code with the Code Crew

The Code Crew was founded in 2013 by Felicia and Jamal O’Garro, a married couple living in New York City. The Code Crew is a program that provides opportunities for people who are interested in engineering and technology.

Carl B. Stokes, Cleveland’s first Black mayor

The death of Louis Stokes last week brought back memories of his brother Carl. And because their amazing lives were so often intertwined, it is fitting that this week’s “Classroom” is devoted to Carl, the first African-American mayor of Cleveland.

#TakeCareofHarlem goes back to school

Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion welcomed up to 500 kindergarten to grade 12 students and their families, preparing for the new school season

City Council Jumaane Williams kicks off school supply drive

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams recently launched his annual Back to School Supply Drive, taking place through Sunday, Sept. 15, at his district office, located at 4517 Avenue D in Brooklyn.

Back to school: What kids are most anxious about is ...

What are kids most worried about when going back to school?

Elease Wiggins teaches how to say ‘Farewell to Welfare’

Wiggins teaches single parents how to escape Welfare

Touro student wins minority student scholarship

Diana Rivers, a third-year student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, has won the 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship, awarded by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

100,000 children from low-, moderate-income families could lose access to high-quality preschool

Expanding access to high-quality preschool is critically important to ensuring that every child in America has the opportunity for lifelong success—but House and Senate committees authored a spending bills that make significant cuts to programs.

Mary Edmonia ‘Wildfire’ Lewis, a trailblazing sculptor

Hearing about the current economic situation sculptor Gabriel Koren is enduring is reminiscent of another sculptor, Mary Edmonia Lewis, who, unlike Koren, was a Black and Native American artist born around 1844 in Greenbush, N.Y., a suburb of Albany.

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Decades ago, U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell eloquently stated, “The strength of the United States is not the gold in Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction we have, but the sum total of the education and character of our ...

The Studio School offering two scholarships

The Studio School on the Upper West Side opens applications for two scholarships the private school is looking to grant.

Harlem Week celebrates STEAM

Saturday, Aug. 8, the Youth Technology Education & Career Conference 2.0, with emphasis on STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, arts and math, was held at Our Children’s Foundation on West 125th Street.

The Bilingual advantage: Dual languages gives students a competitive edge

I grew up speaking Spanish with my parents, who fled their native Spain during its Civil War and settled in Brooklyn.

Captain Hugh Mulzac, distinguished merchant marine and activist

It is always a pleasure when a reader wants to know something more about a person mentioned in the Classroom.

New recording: King's first 'I have a dream' speech found at high school

Little else stirred the American soul in the 20th century like four short words cried out across the National Mall in Washington on August 28, 1963 -- "I have a dream."

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